Where to Stay in Sydney

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Sydney

Sydney at a Glance

Once the land of convicts, known as ‘sin city’, Sydney is now an extremely diverse city with a very multicultural population. Originally a British colony, descendants of the original Europeans make up the majority, while Chinese, New Zealanders, Vietnamese and Filipinos add to the city’s diversity.

Many foreigners flock to this coastal city to catch the summer sun on the glorious beaches around Sydney and enjoy a game of cricket, the Aussie's favorite summer sport.

Many still think that Sydney is the capital, with it’s iconic Sydney Opera House as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, also known by Aussie’s as ‘The Coathanger’ due to its shape. It is the widest long-span bridge and tallest steel arch bridge in the world. Sydney’s Fish Market is one of the best and most varied in the world, after Tokyo’s. And thanks to its seaside location, there are plenty of fresh catches to enjoy at the many fantastic restaurants around the city.

Sydney Neighborhoods

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